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Columbia City Council, 4 Dec. 2017 - REPORT

In action at the Monday, December 4, 2017 regular session

  • Council approves new City Attorney
  • Ordinances get readings
  • Tiffany Kessler named to Retail Academy Training trio-to-Atlanta
  • Retiring City Attorney Marshall Loy praised by all for service to city
  • Lindsey Wilson's 2017 NAIA National Volleyball Team, Adair Band, Christmas in Columbia organizers recognized.

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By Ed Waggener

Major news from Monday night's Columbia City Council Meeting came during the Mayor's announcements after the regular business on the agenda had been taken care of.

Mayor Hardwick announced that City Attorney Marshall Loy, after having held the job through the administrations of several mayoral administrations over the past 20 years, will be stepping down at the end of 2017 and that he has asked new attorney Dustin Warren, who is establishing an office on the square in Columbia, if he would be interested in the job.

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2017-12-05 21:54:16 | Comments | Printable version

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Columbia City Attorney spot will have new face next month

2017-12-05 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Ed Waggener,
Outgoing Columbia City Attorney Marshall Loy, fourth from right, offered his thanks to everyone he'd worked with over the 20+ years he has held the job. He said it had been a pleasure working with each administration. Council Member Craig Dean offered to just move over one chair and do the job but was advised by Mayor Hardwick that he'd have to get his law degree. The Council gave unanimous approval to the Mayor's choice of Dustin Warren for the position.

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Caregivers lunch meeting is Wed 6 Dec 2017 in Columbia

Betty Judd reminds us that everyone is welcome tomorrow, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at the Caregivers lunch and that it will be a special holiday meal.

The speaker is Columbia Police Chief Jason Cross. It starts at 11amCT, at the Adair County Extension office, 409 Fairground Street, Columbia, KY. If you or a member of your family cares for others, this will be an informational hour. - Linda Waggener

2017-12-05 16:54:54 | Comments | Printable version

Rep. Comer announces Adair Co. Field Office hours

By Michael Gossum, Public Information Officer
Congressman James C. Comer's Communications Office

TOMPKINSVILLE, KY Congressman James Comer's field representative, Tiffany Kessler, will host office hours on behalf of the Congressman in Adair County to help first district residents with federal casework issues.
Field Representative Kessler will be at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY on Thursday, December 14, 2017, 12pm-1pmCT.
It is important for me to be accessible to my constituents. My staff will hold mobile office hours throughout the district to bring our constituent services straight to you. I hope that you will let us know how we can assist you with any issues you may be having with the federal government, said Congressman Comer.

2017-12-05 13:45:05 | Comments | Printable version

Adair Co. Fiscal Court Jail Committee meets 6 Dec 2017


The Adair County Fiscal Court Jail Committee will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 3pmCT. The meeting will be held at the Adair County Regional Jail, 204 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. The meeting is open to the public. - Gale Cowan, Adair County Fiscal Court

2017-12-05 13:16:27 | Comments | Printable version

ACHS Art students' work on display in NASA Exhibit

Artists Camellia Pearson, Seth Flowers, Jenna Turner, Layla Zech, and Haley Morgan work featured.
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By Victoria Leibeck-Owsley
English Teacher, Adair County High School

Five Adair County High School students are among thousands of other students from around the country who have created original artworks for a nationwide campaign organized by NASA. Camellia Pearson, Seth Flowers, Jenna Turner, Layla Zech, and Haley Morgan are students in Ms. Cayce Davenport's advanced art courses at ACHS who each have created an original artwork for the Dream Rocket Project now on display at Mammoth Cave National Park.

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Mattie Roberts Hutchison, 96, Adair Co., KY/Taylor Co. native (1921-2017)

She was a member of Columbia United Methodist Church, a former lay leader, member of the Chancel Choir and United Methodist Women and the Fellowship Sunday School Class. She was a member of Cane Valley Homemakers for over 50 years, member of the Columbia Community Choir and Columbia Women's Club. She was a member of an outstanding family. She was the daughter of the late Homer & Lettie Feese Roberts Christie and the widow of Marvin Hutchison. She leaves 11 direct living descendants.
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Mattie Hutchison 96, formerly of Columbia, KY, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2107 at 7:16amET, at her home in the Symphony at Oaklawn in Louisville, KY.

Funeral service will be Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 1pmCT, at Columbia United Methodist Church, 202 Burkesville Street, Columbia, KY, with Rev. Laura Harris the officiating clergy. Interment will be in the Cane Valley Cemetery, 83 Cane Valley Cemetery Road, Columbia, KY. The family requests visiting 9am-12pmNoonCT, at Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, and from 12:15pmCT, until the funeral hour at Columbia United Methodist Church.

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2017-12-05 11:25:14 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

(Ad/Sponsored) - Adair County Band Loaded Baked Potato Lunch - Wed 13 Dec 2017

The Adair County Band Boosters will have a Loaded Baked Potato Lunch, 10:45am--1pmCT, Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the Bingo Building, 50 Shady Lane, Columbia, KY. $6 or $7 with BBQ. Includes Bottle Water. Delivered meals may be pre-ordered by 08 Dec 2017, deadline 4pmCT. Contact Annette Hatcher 270-634-0469; Lyndsay Bryant, 270-250-5520; Donna Stotts, 270-634-4946 or Fax to 270-384-5818. For preorders:
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Circle toppings. Butter, sour cream, cheese, bacon bits, BBQ
All proceeds go to Adair Band Boosters.

2017-12-05 10:55:00 | Comments | Printable version

Girls Exploring Math And Science (GEMS) at SCC

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By Allison Horseman and Cindy Clouse

Somerset, KY - For 10 years, area middle school girls have had the opportunity to explore careers related to math and science thanks to a program at Somerset Community College (SCC).

The Girls Exploring Math and Science (GEMS) Conference is held annually on the SCC Somerset campus. This year, students from 14 area middle schools including Adair, Casey, Cumberland, McCreary, Meece, North Laurel, Northern, Rockcastle, Russell, Science Hill, Somerset Christian, South Laurel, Southern and Wayne County took part in the 10th anniversary event.

GEMS was created as a way to encourage female students to consider mathematics-oriented and science-oriented careers, to gain confidence in mathematics and science and to take advanced level mathematics and science courses in high school. The GEMS program is designed to promote the National Science Foundation's (NSF) program which promotes a larger and more diverse science and engineering workforce.

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2017-12-05 10:17:31 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Education

Two vehicle collision on White Oak Church Road injures two - Tue 5 Dec 2017

Tpr Zachary Scott taken to Russell County Hospital; driver in other car sustains injuries but was not treated.
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By TFC William R. Gregory, Public Information Officer
KSP Post 15, Columbia, KY

COLUMBIA, KY (Tue 5 Dec 2017) - Sgt. Morris Farris is investigating a collision that occurred on Monday, December 4, 2017 on White Oak Church Road, in Adair County.

Tpr. Zachary Scott was operating a southbound 2015 Dodge Charger when he met a northbound 2011 Nissan Versa on a hill crest and collided driver side to driver side. Both vehicles were damaged.

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2017-12-05 10:15:05 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Police and Fire Reports

Morning coffee comment from Mitzi's kitchen

"I can just see its going to be a great day. Put on a pot of coffee, for some reason I did not put the pot in coffee maker. Guess where my coffee went." -- Mitzi Bault

2017-12-05 10:10:49 | Comments | Printable version

MIKE WATSON: The Fight at Columbia in Which Capt. Jesse Carter was killed

The following is an incident of the Civil War that was written by Judge Herschel Baker Jones and printed in the Adair County News in May 1898. In this description of the events of that fateful day, Judge Baker give a vivid description of the neighborhood, Burkesville Street, and the area around the Alexander and Cravens houses--as we know them, the Baker and Hurt houses. The wounded and dead were, at least in part, laid out on the side porch of the Cravens [Hurt] residence. Much local history is grounded in this old home and grounds. - MICHAEL C. WATSON
This story posted as the Hurt/Cravens/Foust property enters a new chapter: See Brockmans are new owners of historic Foust property. The property has new owners, John & Julie Brockman, who were high bidders at the auction on Saturday, December 2, 2107.
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Submitted by Michael C. Watson, Adair County Historian

Morgan's Men--The Fight at Columbia in Which Capt. Jesse Carter Was Killed--An Unpleasant Situation of the Writer Just After the Battle Closed--Interesting Incidents--During the Civil War it was not known one day whom we would have with us the next. It might be Union soldiers, or Confederates, or neither.

I remember one day walking up home in company with Col. Tim Cravens; he remarked to me, "we will have Confederate troops here very soon," and I asked him why he thought so. He said, "I just feel that way--something in the condition of the atmosphere makes me think so."

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2017-12-05 09:43:16 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Mike Watson - History

Columbia scene reminiscent of Stephen King's 'The Fog'

Joyce Coomer writes:
Looking out the shop windows toward Russell Creek. There's a huge bank of fog that reminds me of the description Stephen King gave in the story of the fog moving into the town. (I never saw the movie.) - Joyce M. Coomer
Thanks, Joyce Coomer - Hope we can get a photograph before the scene goes away. We'll try, and hope that it doesn't spoil the real image, one that can only be imagined while reading a real book! - EW

2017-12-05 09:16:01 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

ACMS wrestler Trayton Stargel 3rd at Eagles Strike Tournament

Wrestler competes for ACMS and Taylor County Youth Wrestling
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By Amanda Taylor

Trayton Stargel, a 7th grader, wrestles on the ACMS wrestling team, but also wrestles for the Taylor County Youth Wrestling program, as well, under Coach Chris Harrison.

On Sunday, December 3, 2017, he traveled to Taylor Mill, KY, where he competed in the Eagles Strike Wrestling Tournament, and brought home 3rd place.

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2017-12-05 08:14:02 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Sports

Adair Ambulance Board 11 Dec 2017 meeting will be at LWC

The Adair County Ambulance Service regularly scheduled board meeting will be held at 6pmCT, December 11, 2017 at Lindsey Wilson College's Roberta Cranmer Dining Center, 430 Helen Flatt Drive, Columbia, KY. The change in venue is due to Christmas dinner. - RITA BRAGG.

2017-12-05 07:33:20 | Comments | Printable version

Ol' Dave: Germantown Commissary BBQ best in entire world

But David Rosenbaum, raised right in Fairplay, KY, adds qualifier 'maybe' sparing him, maybe, from committing outright BBQ heresy, re: Ol' Joe's

Dave Rosenbaum writes:
Germantown Commissary is the very best BBQ place in the entire world! I think it even out does Ol' Joe Barbee's . . . maybe. - Dave Rosenbaum
Comments re photo 76186 Epicurean Kentuckian Evan-approved Memphis BBQ

2017-12-05 07:12:51 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Letters and Reader Feedback

Mt. Carmel UMC Christmas Play/Candlelight Service 21 Dec 2017

In spirit of the season

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, 2472 Mt. Carmel Road, Columbia, KY, will be presenting a Christmas Play/Candlelight service "Go Light Your World," on at 6:30pmCT, Thursday, December 21, 2017. Pastor, Bro. Lanny Garner and congregation would like to invite everyone to attend. --Jeana Pike

2017-12-05 07:04:02 | Comments | Printable version

John Conway Bledsoe, 83, Adair County, KY (1934-2017)

He attended the Glensfork Church of the Nazarene. He was a member of a highly respected family. He was the son of the late Norman & Jewell Antle Bledsoe, and the widower of Dorothy Bledsoe. He was the patriarch of large family. He leaves 29 direct and 14 step- living descendants.
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John Conway Bledsoe age 83 years of Glensfork, KY passed away Saturday, December 2, 2017 at T. J. Samson Hospital, Glasgow, KY.

Stotts-Phelps-McQueary Funeral Home, 210 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, is in charge of arrangements. Mr. Bledsoe had requested his body to be given to the University of Louisville. School of Medicine Louisville, KY.

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2017-12-05 06:45:18 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Obituaries

Today - TUESDAY with CM - 05 Dec 2017

Haiku by Robert Stone for December 5, 2017:
When perchance painful,
those who claim to read your mind
may decide not to.
--Robert Stone, Tuesday, 5 December 2017.
-1000 haiku twice now, now on to more days, Day 2275

2017-12-05 05:25:26 | Comments | Printable version | See topic Today

Birthdays and Anniversaries for December 5
Happy Anniversary, Ed and Brenda Harvey, (1964) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Jessica and Matthew Coffey (2007) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Anniversary, Michael and Betsy Morgan. (1992) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Amy Walker | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Andrew VanArsdale (1993) | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Anthony Dwayne Wilson | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Diane Benninngfield | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy birthday, Glen Murphy | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Joy Lynn Grider Carpenter | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Kellie Herron | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Samantha Lawhorn | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Birthday, Sarah Barbee Espinosa | (Updates/Corrections)
Happy Business Anniversary, Betty Ollestad's OK Country Cooking (1988) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Eldred Scales, Russell Co., KY (1939 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gerald Francis Lawler, Green Co., KY (1950) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Gary Huddleston, Burkesville, KY (1961 | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. Vincent Scott Barbour, Somerset, KY (1963-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Elmo Nell Petty, Adair County, KY (1936-2013) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Patricia Simpson, Taylor Co., KY (1946-2014) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mr. David F. Hunter, 55, Cumberland Co., KY (1959-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Wilma Wesley, 85, Casey County, KY (1929-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ernest Lee Hammond, 90, Russell Co., KY (1924-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lowell Donald Branstetter, 82, Tompkinsville, KY (1932-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ellen LaFavers, 90, Somerset, KY (1925-2015) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Mary Ellen LaFavers, 90, Somerset, KY (1925-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, J.D. Wilkerson, 81, Dunnville, KY (1934-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Ronald Glen Bain, Metcalfe Co., KY (1946-2016) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Deborah Lynn (Eudy) Perkins, 56, Metcalfe Co., KY (1960-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Lula Asberry , 60, Pellyton, Adair Co., KY (1956-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
in Memory Birthday, Herbert Bay Mattingly, Jr., Glasgow, KY/Lebanon, KY native (1950-2017) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Brent Turner, 51, Adair County, KY (1966-2018) | (Updates/Corrections)
In Memory Birthday, Hollis Grider, Russell Co., KY | (Updates/Corrections)

Events scheduled for Tuesday, December 5, 2017
All events are listed in Central Time. Submit your upcoming event using our Contact Form.

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Call 270-250-2730 if you are new to CM, prior to submission. Low cost paid advertising is available, and is recommended for all events. There's more this morning in CM CHRISTMAS

Special note to candidates - CM is currently posting free of charge, photos submitted with candidate filings. If you are a candidate and your filing photo has not been posted, please call 270-250-2730 to arrange a submission of a suitable photo. (Doesn't have to be of the actual filing. If you plan to file, let us know. While we may not be able to dispatch an ace photographer to take the photo - if one happens to be there - we'll snap one. | (ID:50947, Comment)


Fall forest fire hazard season is in effect!! 1 Oct- Dec 15, 2017 - Donald Hare -(DETAILS) See also: Fire Season Advice, paired graphics from Jason Upchurch, Adair 911 | (ID:50938, Comment)
7:00amCTMedicare enrollment assistance, Campbellsville | (ID:50888, Comment)
Adair Recycling Center, 32 Service Road, Columbia, KY / 270-378-0782 Hours: Mon-Tue-Wed from 7am-3pmCT. Thu-Fri Bins are available outside; Supervisor will be in and out of shelter from 7am-3pmCT. | (ID:50939, Comment)
7:10amCTCarter White Report. FM 93.5. Tue/Thu each week. STORY | (ID:50940, Comment)
8:00amCTPraise Assembly of God Food Pantry, Tuesdays 8am-1pmCT (Recurring Event) Praise Assembly of God, 310 Jamestown Street, Columbia, KY. Ann Burton Murphy | (ID:50941, Comment)
Today at the Adair County Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY. - Open 8am-5pmCT. Bookmobile: Gradyville Run. 8:30am-3:30pmCT. Doll House Daycare 9am-9:30amCT. Learning Tree at 9:30am-10amCT. Headstart Miss Shannon: 10am-10:30amCT. Miss Veronica, 10:30am-11amCT. Miss Joyce's Preschool, 11:10am-11:30amCT. Bookmobile: Pellyton Run. 8:30am-3:30pmCT. | (ID:50946, Comment)
7 County Area Court: Circuit Courts. District Courts, at at Glance. Not Official. Always Click to Docket for all Kentucky Counties Once at Docket for all Kentucky Counties, Choose 1) Circuit or District, 2) County - from drop down list 3) Verify dates :
Adair County. Adair Co. Judicial Center, 201 Campbellsville ST. Columbia, KY. One (1) Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Events in District Court.
Casey County Judicial Center, 231 Courthouse Square, Liberty, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Cumberland County, Justice Center, 112 Courthouse Square, Burkesville, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Event(s) District Court.
Green County Judicial Center, 200 W. Court Street, Greensburg, KY. Three (3) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Metcalfe County, Judicial Center, 201 E. Stockton Street, Edmonton, KY. No (0) Court Events in Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) cases District Court.
Russell County. Judicial Center, 410 Monument Square, Jamestown, KY. No (0) Court Event(s) Circuit Court. No (0) Court Event(s) District Court.
Taylor County, Justice Center, 300 E. Main Street, Campbellsville, KY. Two hundred sixty seven (267) Court Event(s) in Circuit Court. One (1) Court Event(s) in District Court.
Not an official docket. For official court information, check with circuit court clerk in your county. | (ID:50948, Comment)
9:00amCT Adair Food Pantry, 203 South Monroe Street, Columbia, KY
Open 9am-12pmCT, Tuesdays, Contact: Stephanie Long, Director, 270-250-2847 | (ID:50942, Comment)
10:00amCTServices, Campbellsville, KY, 10amCT/11amET, for Mrs. Mary Esther McVay Russell, Taylor Co., KY (1947-2017) | (ID:50931, Comment)
The "Susan & Carol, Unscripted" show, live. FM 99.1 radio
Susan Chambers & Carol Perkins (Sunday with CM Columnist) | (ID:50943, Comment)
NoonCTChimes at Noon, Downtown Columbia. Two selections | (ID:50944, Comment)
1:00pmCTServices, Columbia, KY, for Danny G. Helm, 71, Adair County, KY/Russell Co., KY native (1946-2017) | (ID:50912, Comment)
3:30pmCTAnnual Christmas Crafts event ACES - Adair County Elementary School, 870 Indian Drive, Columbia, KY. Debbie Cowan. STORY | (ID:50933, Comment)
5:00pmCTADAIR COUNTY BAND BINGO - at Adair Band Bingo Building - Doors Open 5pmCT - Close 10pmCT Bingo is each Tuesday and Friday. Open 5pm-10pmCT/6pm/11pmET, in the Adair Band Bingo Building, 50 Shady Lane (Bing Map/Direction from Anywhere) Columbia, KY. License # ORG0002285. Five Regular Games, Pull Tabs, and Much More. Concessions available at all sessions. (Sponsored) | (ID:50945, Comment)
6:00pmCTThe Adair County Jaycees Radio Auction
6pm-10pmCT, Mon & Tue, 4 & 5 Dec 2017, on radio station WHVE, 92.7 FM, the Wave; and 93.5 FM WAIN. The phone number to call in bids is 270-378-1885.
UPDATED LIST PDF- Now 106 items!!!! Greg Thomas. (SPONSORED) | (ID:50930, Comment)


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